Ohio Bar Examination


The Ohio Supreme Court will release the results from the July 2021 remote bar examination on Friday, October 22, 2021. Due to technical issues that were experienced by examinees on the bar examination, the Court determined unsuccessful examinees who experienced at least one mid-examination restart would undergo a comprehensive review and possible submission for a secondary NCBE analysis for Ohio bar admission, only. All review and analyses have been completed and the scores released Friday, October 22, 2021 will be final and are not subject to appeal. Additional information for affected examinees will be included with their bar results, which will be mailed to the address they have on file with the Office of Bar Admissions.

The July 2021 bar examination scores are confidential and the Office of Bar Admissions cannot release that information over the phone. A score report was mailed to the address on file with the Office of Bar Admissions.

Please be advised that the July 2021 bar examination will be administered using remote technology. Further information regarding this examination will be released as soon as possible.

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February 2021 Bar Examination

Please be advised that the February 2021 bar examination was administered using remote technology.

Results of the February 2021 bar examination will be released at 8 a.m. April 30, 2021. The results will be posted on our website, and applicants may call our office to check their results.

The Admissions Ceremony scheduled for May 10, 2021 will be held virtually. The time has not yet been determined. More information will be provided when it is available.

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Before you are qualified to sit for an exam, you must satisfy all of the pre-exam conditions required in Gov. Bar R. I (e.g., receive final character and fitness approval, file certifications that you received a J.D. and had instruction on substance abuse). You should not construe registration for use of your laptop as confirmation that you have satisfied these conditions and qualify to sit for the exam. Qualified applicants will receive confirmation of their eligibility to sit, along with their exam instructions, approximately two weeks before the exam.

For more information about the requirements for using a laptop at the bar exam, visit: www.examsoft.com/ohbar.

Board of Bar Examiners

Rules of the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners

Bar Examination Results July 2021 and past results

Bar Examination Law School Tabulations

Multistate Bar Examination
Multistate Performance Test
Uniform Bar Examination

Bar Examination Essay Questions
The Ohio Supreme Court adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) and beginning with the February 2021 exam, Ohio will administer its first UBE. These essay questions were written by the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners and were used on the Ohio Bar Examination. These essay questions are simply a guide and should not be substituted for a MEE. Further, the answers associated with the essay questions and the MPT items were graded by the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners and illustrates what the Board considered above average performance on the written portion of the examination.

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